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Salima’s Success

“How am I going to pay rent?” Thoughts like this were what kept Salima Nosiku up at night. A Zambian mother of two, she sold farm supplies, but her store was too small, and sales were slow. Without enough income, she was at risk of losing her store and the ability to provide for her …

iDE Canada

Ghana Newsletter

Do You Dare?

The Polak Fund is risky. That’s the thing about big ideas. You don’t know if they’ll work or not until you test them. As Nadia Campos, iDE’s Director of Global Design says; the Polak Fund “was meant to support projects [and] experiments that other donors will never dare to do.” That’s why we are so …

iDE Canada

Mozambique Nepal Newsletter

40 Under 40: Making a Difference

This year, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary by spotlighting 40 entrepreneurs who are changing their communities and helping end poverty, all before the age of 40. Amina Bacar and Aspara Timilsina are two of the 40 Under 40 entrepreneurs featured. Both possess the strength and commitment to take on traditional gender roles and turn …

iDE Canada

Ethiopia Ghana Newsletter Zambia

Creating Opportunities Together: How Your Generosity is Helping Women Grow Their Businesses

Your enthusiasm and support of the Her Time to Grow project has been inspiring! In just over one year, you have donated nearly 70% of the matching funds needed to see this project through its four-year implementation. That’s $527,996!! That is a HUGE accomplishment – THANK YOU! Another thing that’s needed to get big projects …

iDE Canada

Nepal News

Tricho-vermicompost helps Nepali farmer thrive.

Meet Chetan, a farmer from Nepal. Chetan runs a small farm. Like many farmers in his region, he faces a chronic shortage of fertilizer. Fertilizer he needs to help his dragon fruit trees grow and produce more fruit. With the support of iDE Canada donors through the Paul Polak Innovation Fund, three community-managed projects began …

Andrea Wiebe

Bangladesh Nepal News

An Evening with Deepak Khadka

Thursday May 11, 2023 The iDE Canada community had the pleasure of hearing from and engaging in discussion with Deepak Khadka, iDE’s vice president of Asia operations. Deepak brings over a decade plus technical and leadership experience in designing and implementing projects in Nepal focused on private sector market development, access to financial services for …

Andrea Wiebe